Thursday, 29 September 2011

Well... It'd Be Rude Not To...

...play with those new Distress Inks! Aha yes, much mirth and merriment in the Room of Stash today because... I feel better!!! I am still not 100% but I am 100% better than I was yesterday (when I spent most of the day on my death-bed, groaning and whinging....) First off... thank you all for your lovely comments yesterday... made me feel a whole lot better ... and the advice you all gave... worked a treat! But before I waffle off alarmingly about my visit to the Pharmacy, I shall tell you about what I have been up to...




Now, a few months ago I had a brainwave... it doesn't happen very often, so when it does, I tend to go all OTT and do lots of the things that I have had a brainwave about... and then they get discarded. Well, the other day I started to "do something" with said discarded piece. Namely a tag that I had used a mask on... and then layered Rock Candy Cracklepaint through the mask... tis a pretty technique... I can't remember if I have seen it anywhere else before... I think not but if I have... here's the credit to you :O)) So... the mask and Rock Candy combo tag was ready to be inked. I covered the whole lot with Milled Lavendar Distress Stains (much maligned in the Distress Pad range I know, but oh ho, the Stain is a must have... tis gorgeous... all lilacy and lush... I digress.....) So... once the base was thoroughly covered I smooshed some of the new Seedless Preserves onto my craft sheet, spritzed with Biscoti Perfect Pearls Mists and dipped the tag into it... drying, repeating... and then blending Gathered Twigs around the edges. I remembered to take a pic of the tag base before I decorated it so you can see how cool it looks...



Then I got all exciteable and made a 3d rose from the largest Tattered Florals flowers... colouring with the same Distress colours... then over stamping the text with Plum Archival (which, BTW, looks like it was MADE for Seedless Preserves... they are perfect together!) Once the flower was assembled I used a diddy paintbrush and slapped some Rock Candy Crackle onto it and let it dry... I don't think that the pic is doing it justice but it does look ever so pretty. The butterfly is a Salvage Sticker from the Crowded Attic set... popped onto cardstock, cut out, coloured with a Cut & Dry nib and more Seedless Preserves and then sploshed with more Biscotti PP Mists...




Anyways... my ailment... I went to see Mr Chemist and he was ever so helpful. He said... it looks like a dirty mozi bite.. or a spider bite... errrrrrrrrm... considering I have a bite on my tummy, I am dismissing that thought right away... I mean come on, I like spiders and all that but I draw the line at having one in my drawers lol Anyways, I now have been medicated and advised and apparently the bite is infected but being as I have a very big intolerance to antibiotics, it is a case of letting my body heal itself. Oh and it has also caused Cellulitis.... oooh, I am so attractive... Actually, there I was, standing in the queue at the Chemists and a little girl behind me said... "Ewww, Mummy, look at that lady's arm" And it would have been very silly and childish to turn around and say "I know, there are maggots in it you know" Ahem... I have a way with children you see......




Right... I have 101 things to do... all this lounging about this week has me behind with my commitments... and I am just wondering how on earth the Room of Stash has turned into a complete tip even though I haven't been in here... Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

20 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh hun what a pretty Tag. The flower is amazing. Love the pretty pink. Awesome. xoxo

inkypinkycraft said...

A really pretty tag, love the flower!!! glad you are feeling more like it! trace x

Vic said...

Great background and I love the flower. So glad you're feeling better.

Sheilagh said...

Very pretty pink tag, my granddaughter would love it she is a pink girlie. So glad you are feeling better xx

Julie said...

You do tags Hels better than anyone. The colour combo you have used looks so good. I just need a bit more playtime to really give all those new coloured stains a whirl!

Helen said...

Stunning flower!! Glad you are feeling more like yourself!! Hope you've got the Room sorted?!

Daniele said...

beautiful tag, love the colours you've used, and as for the mossie bite they are a blinkin' nuisance how can something so small make you ill. Hopefully you'll be back to 100% real soon
hugs

Soo said...

Not much else to say that hasn't been said - so I'll just repeat it. Gorgeous! Love the flower.

Juls said...

so very gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Joanne said...

I really don't know how to describe my feelings about this tag as words are not my thing - unlike yourself, so I will just sit here with my mouth wide open, bottom jaw resting on my new bra and my eyes ready to pop out my lenses, drooling away at what I can see.
Hugs Joanne xx

Fuchsia said...

Stunning Tag Hels sounds like something to try !

glad you are feeling much better those little blighters get everywhere .
x

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous tag and the flower is too pretty for words ;)
I'd have been very tempted to say something similar to observant little girl!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Gabrielle said...

The tag is way to pretty for a girl with maggots in her arm to have made! I am so far behind this week that I haven't played with these inks yet! Work does get in the way! Hope you feel be soon mon ami x

Dana Lee Calabrese said...

this is super cute! I love it...

whyducks said...

just loving the colours you are into at the moment, so pretty and I love what you did on the tag, clever girly Hels. Very glad you are on the mend was worried for you. x

SusanK said...

I'm with you on the new purple palette...just scrumptious!!! Your tag is such an inspiration and just shows that an ugly duckling can turn into a beautiful swan after all! Although I wouldn't have said the original piece was ugly.

Shazza said...

ewwww Hels, poor you, hope infection clears up, lol at you thinking of frightening young child!! Your tag is fandabidozee but perhaps you should send it to me so i can see just how gorgeous it is!!!!!!!!!
x

Marjie Kemper said...

LOVE this Hels, especially that gorgeous dress form. I did get my new colors a few weeks back at a stamp show and I'm loving them, too. Here's my go at resist this week:

http://tinyurl.com/marjieresist

Hope you are feeling LOADS better.

Serendipity Stamping said...

I always enjoy seeing your lovely tags Hels. Having trouble getting comments on blogs, so making this short in case it doesn't go.

StampDancer said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous tag! My Mojo has done a real flit since Trevor passed and all I've done was smear some of the new inks on a craft sheet and drag a tag through and then my brain shut off.
So sorry about the "bites" - we have fire ants in SE Texas and my husband gets cellulitis (or however it is spelled - LOL).
Hugs to you and hope you're better now.
Deb M

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